As an academic I spent 25 years researching how people communicate, relate and behave on the Internet, social media and the web.

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Academic Publications and Book Contributions.

Read my journal articles and chapters. Download full-text PDF copies of all my articles. Browse my edited books and contributions to more than 20 books. Download full-text PDF copies of all my book chapters.

Contexts of Computer Mediated Communication

Research Topics.

These are the main topics I’ve researched and written about.

Computer-Mediated Communication.

  • Collaboration and groupwork (CSCW)
  • Computer-mediated Communication
  • Anonymity and visibility
  • Email communication
  • Social Identity Model of Deindividuation Effects (SIDE)
  • Cognitive and strategic sides of anonymity
  • Emotion communication
  • Gender and Power
  • Language in communication
  • Personal Relationships
  • Video communication
  • Computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL)
  • User interface design and evaluation

Behavioural Responses to Disaster.

  • Health and Stress Reactions of First Responders
  • Psychological Effects of Wearing Protective Clothing
  • Factors affecting First Responder Turnout in Disaster
  • The Public as First Responders
  • Communication Problems in Disaster Situations
  • Community Role in Disaster Management
  • Mass Psychogenic Illness
  • Disaster Communication: Tips for Effective Communication
  • Evacuation from CBRN Disaster Areas
  • Panic in Disasters: Prevalence and Causes
  • Community Response to Disaster
  • The Public as First Responders
  • Public Response to Disaster Warnings

Research Methods Training.

I taught Research Methods to Graduate Students in Psychology. I’m putting my courses online.

  • Controlling your Data
  • Path Analysis
  • Structural Equation Modelling
  • UI Evaluation
  • Factor Analysis
  • Logistic Regression
  • Questionnaire Design
  • Reliability and Validity

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Research Funding.

These are some of the organizations that have supported my research.